Union Square’s Premier Athletic Destination Paragon Sports Debuts Dept. 1908

Shop for Athletic, Outdoor and Casual Footwear in One Department

Visitors and residents alike know there’s one store in the city to fill all your athletic needs at once, and now it’s taking its footwear experience to the next level. Today, Paragon Sports introduces Dept. 1908 – your destination for 2,500 curated styles of footwear in a fresh, new space with its own dedicated entrance at 21 East 17th Street.

Announcing DEPT.1908 Paragon Sports' NEW Footwear Experience #dept1908 #paragonsports #grandopening

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The name gives a nod to Paragon’s New York City heritage as a family owned and operated and innovative specialty store since 1908.

”We felt that there was a void in the marketplace for the consumer experience while shopping for both technical and lifestyle product,” said Bruce Blank, CEO and President of Paragon Sports. “Dept. 1908 fills that void by offering an authentic NYC shopping experience through unmatched selection and on point expertise. Our Athletic, Outdoor and Casual Footwear departments have been brought together in an exciting new space while maintaining the specialty feel and staying true to the Paragon brand. ”

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Mark Your Calendar for Upcoming USP Events

Community Programming in Union Square

We can’t wait to see our community out in the district this season! Mark your calendar for upcoming USP events. Subscribe to our newsletter for updates.

2017 USP Annual Meeting
Monday, May 15, 2017
W New York – Union Square

It’s My Park! Day
Saturday, June 3, 2017
16th Street Transverse, Union Square Park

Summer in the Square
Thursdays, June 15 – August 10, 2017
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The Top 10 Moments from #USQSummer 2016

After 40 years, Summer in the Square keeps getting bigger and better – thanks in large part to our 2016 community sponsors and partners! We’re going to miss spending our Thursdays in the park with you so while we count down the weeks until Summer 2017, here are our top favorite moments from this past season’s free community programs:

10. Summer in the Square takes free bistro seating up a notch with free live entertainment, courtesy of The New School Jazz students!

9. There was no better way to stretch into our Summer Thursday than with sunrise yoga with New York Health & Racquet Club. Although, we’d argue that Ebony Fowler’s week of Zumba with Bryan could challenge every dance class you’ve been to in NYC.

 

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#USQSummer Dinner and a Movie

The Pavilion Offers Boxed Dinner For Movie Night Attendees

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Join us as we close out an electric summer of events with two movie nights on Union Square’s North Plaza with throwback flicks The Goonies on August 4th and Grease on August 11th.

Leave dinner and dessert to The Pavilion with choices of a Mezze Movie Dinner Tray, Cookie Box and Cotton Candy available for purchase.

Mezze Movie Dinner Tray – $10
Quinoa Salad, Pita Crudité, Hummus, Pesto Pasta

Milk & Cookie Box – $6

Pre-order your box by emailing thepavilion@chefdriven.com. A limited number available will also be available on site.

Summer in the Square 2016 Presented by Union Square Partnership

#USQSummer Kicks Off Free Fitness, Kids Events and Entertainment in Union Square Park Every Thursday Thru Aug 11

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For a full list of events, a downloadable schedule and details on the social media giveaways visit www.summerinthesquare.nyc, and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @UnionSquareNY and Facebook.

Thursday, June 16th we kicked off our #USQSummer series, Summer in the Square, offering free morning and evening fitness, morning and afternoon kids events, and lunch and evening entertainment in Union Square Park.

 

We met Rocky the Chinchilla with Art Farm, put a kid inside a bubble with the Gazillion Bubble Show, danced the plaza away with Pon De Flo cardio, and had our breath taken away by the Peridance Contemporary Dance Company. This Thursday,  June 23rd, we’re ecstatic to welcome a special marionette performance of Puss in Boots, Yoga Unplugged, the New School Jazz Trio over lunch and more.

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Thank You for Participating in Summer in the Square!

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The days are getting shorter, and the nights are a little cooler…all signs that summer is officially over. We wanted to thank all of you for making our Summer in the Square series spectacular this year! We had thousands of people come out each week for our free fitness classes, children’s programming, dance, jazz and more! Our Summer in the Square series is made possible through our annual food & wine fundraiser, Harvest in the Square. We hope that you can join us for the 19th Annual Harvest in the Square taking place on Thursday, September 18th at 7:30 PM in the North Plaza of Union Square Park. Use code “HUNGRY1” to save $10 on tickets at www.harvest2014.eventbrite.com.

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